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Stiles gets “Tanked”
Mary-Carel Verden
9/15/2014 12:33:42 AM

Recently Wayde King and Brett Raymer, stars of Animal Planet’s Tanked and owners of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing, visited Stiles manufacturing on ...

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The World’s Most Interesting Counter Material … Soapstone
Pat Windmeier
9/15/2014 1:22:12 AM

It might even have a Dos Equis with the World’s Most Interesting Man. Those of you on the east cost of the United States are familiar with this mater...

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Tag, You’re It!—How Optimizing Title Tags Improves Website Visibility
Russ Lee
9/8/2014 9:44:16 AM

Have you ever noticed how much of the day’s news you are informed about simply by reading the headlines provided by your favorite news outlet? A quic...

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Anchors Away–Anchoring Undermount Sinks
Fred Hueston
9/15/2014 10:54:37 AM

Ask any stone fabricator how they anchor or attach undermount sinks and you will get as many answers as there are stone types…and believe me t...

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Business Practices
Taking Lean Personal
Dave Grubb
8/15/2014 4:00:00 PM

Many of us spend countless hours searching for ways of reducing waste. Have you ever looked at your own day-to-day activities? How often do you...

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Integra Adhesives launches Stone Swatch Deck Match Guide

for high quality, pre-colored cartridge based adhesives that offer a perfect color match when laminating, mitering and seaming quartz, natural stone and solid surface, Integra Adhesives is now launching a unique companion tool for color matching Natural Stone.


New Jig System Streamlines Production of Professional-Quality Cabinet Face Frames and Doors

One-of-a-Kind System Allows Clamping, Drilling & Fastening in One Simple Setup: The new Professional Face Frame Jig System from General Tools & Instruments (General®) enables woodworkers and cabinet makers to create a production setup in just minutes for the fast and precise fabrication and assembly of cabinet face frames and doors. Wood frame and door components can be aligned, securely clamped, bored for pocket holes and screwed together in one operation. This patented, one-of-a-kind system saves time and increases productivity by eliminating the need for separate drilling and assembly operations and delivering repeatable, professional results.


ITW Building Components Group Announces Release of VisionREZ for Revit 2015 Architectural Plug-In

ITW Building Components Group announced today the release of the VisionREZ® for Revit® 2015 Architectural Plug-In. This is the second release of a VisionREZ product designed specifically for the Revit platform and is based on the award-winning VisionREZ products for AutoCAD® Architecture (ACA).


AWI Design Solutions Magazine Released

The Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) has released the summer 2014 edition of their official journal, Design Solutions Magazine. The publication offers in depth features and resources including a technical article and a Product Showcase.


Integra Adhesives to be at IWF

Recognized for their high quality, pre-colored cartridge-based adhesives that offer a perfect color match when laminating, mitering and seaming solid surface, quartz, natural stone, ceramic and more, Integra Adhesives will be exhibiting at the IWF show in Atlanta, GA, August 20-23 2014.


MIA Hosts First Ever Accreditation Immersion Course at Coverings

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) hosted its first Accreditation Program Immersion Course during Coverings 2014, held in Las Vegas, NV April 29 – May 2. This one day course was designed to give companies interested in accreditation the opportunity to learn about the application, participate in a review of the exam material and to take the accreditation exam. The program background information and exam material review were conducted in the morning, while the 5 hour, open book exam was administered in the afternoon.


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LEED Paperwork
Rob Ziegelmeier
9/5/2014 4:00:00 PM

One thing that has not changed on LEED projects since its inception is the volumes of paperwork required to justify your attempt to help the pro...

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Should We Remove Mesh Before Installation of Mesh-Backed Stone?
Marble Institute of America
9/12/2014 4:00:00 PM

Q: We recently received a shipment of travertine wall panels, 24-inches by 24-inches by 5/8-inches, to be adhered to an interior wall. The trave...

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Countertop Colors: The Natural Neutrals
Holly Berecz
9/12/2014 4:00:00 PM

A countertop is a big investment. Not only is it important to carefully consider the kind of material to use, but also it’s equally vital to hel...

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Why a Faucet Hole Costs $150.00
Joseph Corlett
8/24/2014 10:45:34 PM

I hate the calls I receive to drill an additional hole in an installed countertop. You just can’t charge enough. “Hey, it’s just a little hole a...

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Finishing as an Integral Part of Design
John Howell
8/8/2014 4:00:00 PM

I want to address a dilemma that we all face as woodworkers. The primary material we work with is not homogenous. Okay, we all know that. Its va...

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